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Waymo will be adding 500 more Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans to its self-driving test fleet. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is adding to its working relationship with Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car unit after having provided 100 Pacifica Hybrids to the project late last year. Waymo has worked closely with FCA engineers at the automaker’s Michigan facility […]

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The American automaker will fund a new research and development facility for Cruise Automation in San Francisco, California. The $14-million investment will add over 1,100 jobs for Cruise Automation, which GM acquired in March 2016. The investments will also allow Cruise Automation to expand development of self-driving technologies with the aim of transforming personal mobility. […]

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Self-driving cars will hit the roads in Canada’s Ontario Province shortly after the beginning of the new year, marking a Canadian first. Ontario launched the Automated Vehicle Program in October 2015 but had received no applications for permits and public testing through at least July 2016, Automotive News Canada reported. It took nearly a year […]

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Apple has reportedly taken a knife to its “worst kept secret” plans to build autonomous electric cars. According to a Bloomberg Technology report citing un-named “people familiar with” its “Project Titan,” hundreds have been reassigned, let go, or voluntarily quit from a team that numbered around 1,000 people. The project is not canceled altogether, however, […]

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Volvo has announced a new partnership with Uber that will see the ride sharing service put a fleet of 100 self-driving XC90 SUVs on U.S. roads in the next four months. Volvo will produce a new “base” vehicle for Uber that will be able to use the latest in autonomous driving technology, up to and […]

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Google’s chief technical officer for its self-driving unit, Chris Urmson, has quit the company. After taking the summer off, Urmson suddenly announced his departure to his colleagues last Thursday. “I am ready for a fresh challenge,” Urmson, said in post published on Medium the next day. Urmson denies that his departure has to do with […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is setting high expectations for the company’s future technologies. Despite all the negative press that has emerged on Tesla’s Autopilot feature in the past couple of months, the company stands firm that self-driving cars are significantly safer than human drivers. “What we’ve got will blow people’s minds, it blows my mind… […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to release a new set of regulations for self-driving cars in July. NHTSA wants to keep pace with the ever-changing landscape of self-driving cars, which are currently being developed faster than legislators can make safety guidelines for them. Flexibility is key to the new set of rules […]

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Google has patented a novel way to prevent pedestrian injuries, and time will tell whether this idea will stick. Ever trying new things, the Internet giant and autonomous car pioneer has received a patent for a design that adheres an impacted pedestrian to the hood of self-driving cars, preventing the person from being thrown back […]

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Google is setting up shop in Michigan, near the Detroit Big Three. The tech giant has been working on self-driving cars and will open a self-driving technology department in Novi, Michigan. Google said that it has spent the past few years working from the Greater Detroit area and many of its current partners are based […]

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